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Post by Dale jordan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:54 am

Great photos Dave . This is the first time I have had a close up look at the bolts that hold all the hull plates together !!!With the other armortek models we have to fill all the counter sunk bolt holes with filler . I hope that armortek can source scale round head counter sunk slot head bolts from some where . As this is a real feature of the half tracks. Dale

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Post by Derek Attree » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:58 am

Hi Dale
The machine screws you mention countersunk with a domed head are caled instrument head screws and are available in m3 size.

Hope this helps

Derek
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Post by Mike Gormley » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:00 pm

The same screws were used on the Sherman to bolt the inner mantlet to the turret and the outer mantlet to the inner mantlet.

I used some of them on my Sherman and I have plenty left for the Half Track!

Found them at www.marylandmetrics.com - they refer to them there as oval headed slotted screws.

Mike

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Post by Dale jordan » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:52 pm

That's good news that these are avaliable . Lets hope that armortek supplies these as part of the kit . Otherwise there will be lots of filling and re drilling . Dale

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Post by Mike Gormley » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:45 am

Correction to my earlier post the outer mantlet is bolted to the gun mount not the inner mantlet.

Sorry!

Mike

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Post by Dale jordan » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:52 am

Thanks Mike I found it . Looks like they are SS thats even better . I will E.mail them for a price . Mike how many did you order?? Dale.

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Post by Mike Gormley » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:59 am

Dale,

The price is on the page where you found the screws
In this case it is $4 US for 100 so I ordered 100 of each size needed as it is cheaper to do it that way and it gives you plenty of extras in case.

Mike

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Post by Tony Read » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:03 pm

Don't forget the nuts! The closest you will find to the originals are lock nuts. Give them a coat of paint and they will look A-OK.
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Post by Mike Gormley » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:47 am

M3 nylock nuts are correct size and the closest match to the real nuts.

Mike

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Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:28 am

Thats going to be a problem if the bolts are M2 ... :D

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Post by Mike Gormley » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:36 pm

Adrian,

Not to worry, if they are M2 bolts there are M2 nylock nuts available for them.

Mike

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